About Our City


BASIC DEMOGRAPHY PROFILE


The City of San Fernando registered a total population of 285,912 based on the census made by National Statistics Office (NSO) in May 2010. This was up by 64,055 as compared to the 221,857 figure recorded in the May 2000 Census of Population and Housing (CPH) of the NSO. The census also indicated a growth rate of 2.21 percent in the past five (10) years. The high growth rate in population is accounted for not only by the natural increase in population but also due to in-migration on the account of the City's central location in the region.

National Statistics Office Census of Population for the City of San Fernando (P) as of May 01, 2010
  Total Population
Pampanga* 2,014,019
San Fernando1 285,912
  Alasas 3,262
  Baliti 5,405
  Bulaon 26,977
  Calulut 28,592
  Dela Paz Norte 4,127
  Dela Paz Sur 2,720
  Del Carmen 4,506
  Del Pilar 10,633
  Del Rosario 5,209
  Dolores 19,473
  Juliana 2,889
  Lara 2,687
  Lourdes 3,675
  Magliman 3,536
  Maimpis 8,872
  Malino 4,062
  Malpitic 8,240
  Pandaras 1,540
  Panipuan 6,100
  Pulungbulu 3,822
  Quebiawan 7,976
  Saguin 6,689
  San Agustin 18,464
  San Felipe 2,958
  San Isidro 8,849
  San Jose 14,720
  San Juan 4,009
  San Nicolas 10,738
  San Pedro 11,455
  Santa Lucia 8,381
  Santa Teresita 1,104
  Santo Niño 8,190
  Santo Rosario 709
  Sindalan 14,173
  Telabastagan 11,170
*exclude Angeles City
1 converted into a city under Republic Act No. 8990; ratified on February 3, 2001
2 Created into a barangay under Provincial Ordinance No. 2002-110; ratified on February 4, 2003; taken from Barangays Baliti and Malino

The City of San Fernando has a total land area of 6,774 hectare. The largest Barangay is Calulut and the smallest is Barangay Juliana.
The data was based on the Socio Economic Census conducted in partnership with the University of the Assumption.
BARANGAY Area (Has) BARANGAY Area (Has)
ALASAS 127 PANDARAS 167
BALITI 198 PANIPUAN 436
BULAON 166 SAN AGUSTIN 295
DEL CARMEN 309 QUEBIAWAN 234
DEL PILAR 71 SAN FELIPE 296
DEL ROSARIO 165 SAGUIN 105
CALULUT 475 SAN ISIDRO 140
NORTHVILLE   SAN JOSE 322
DELA PAZ NORTE 170 SAN PEDRO 224
DELA PAZ SUR 157 SAN JUAN 241
DOLORES 256 STA. LUCIA 87
JULIANA 52 SAN NICOLAS 80
LARA 335 STA. TERESITA 81
LOURDES 51 STO. NIÑO 136
MALINO 168 STO. ROSARIO 85
MAGLIMAN 138 SINDALAN 327
MALPITIC 131 TELABASTAGAN 191
MAIMPIS 254 PULUNG BULU 104
Household Size. The City of San Fernando has an average household size of 4.83, .i. e, on the average, a household has about five (5) members. Thus, a common type of household constitutes a family with two (2) living parents and three (3) children.
Average household size in the City reported by NSO in 2003 and 2007 were 5.00 and 4.96, respectively. The decreasing trend in the average household size is an indication of increasing awareness and practice of responsible parenthood.
The household size is the sole determinant, in an inverse fashion, of per capita income. At a given income, individual member income decreases as household size increases. It goes without saying that a large household with a small income is vulnerable to poverty.
Gender and Age Distribution. There is an almost equal distribution of male (50.4%) and female (49.6%) population (Table 2). This uniform distribution is seen across all barangays. Males outnumber females, to a little extent, in 22 barangays, including Northville. Conversely, there are a little more females than males in 14 barangays. However, difference in proportions between the male and the female population is insignificant. There has been a remarkable change in roles played by men and women in the society. In particular, women, just like men, have also been “bread winners” for the last several decades, i.e., they have become active members of the labor force. Therefore, it can be construed that productivity relative to the labor force is not affected by gender distribution since no particular gender, male or female, can be considered more productive than the other.
Gender Distribution of the CSFP Population
Table 2
BARANGAY Male Female
ALASAS 48.9% 51.1%
BALITI 50.7% 49.3%
BULAON 49.8% 50.2%
CALULUT 50.1% 49.9%
DEL CARMEN 50.9% 49.1%
DEL PILAR 51.5% 48.5%
DEL ROSARIO 50.6% 49.4%
DELA PAZ NORTE 49.7% 50.3%
DELA PAZ SUR 52.4% 47.6%
DOLORES 48.3% 51.7%
JULIANA 49.1% 50.9%
LARA 46.4% 53.6%
LOURDES 48.7% 51.3%
MAGLIMAN 49.7% 50.3%
MAIMPIS 50.7% 49.3%
MALINO 50.5% 49.5%
MALPITIC 48.5% 51.5%
PANDARAS 51.0% 49.0%
PANIPUAN 44.1% 55.9%
PULUNG BULU 48.6% 51.4%
QUEBIAWAN 51.8% 48.2%
SAGUIN 49.5% 50.5%
SAN AGUSTIN 50.4% 49.6%
SAN FELIPE 49.6% 50.4%
SAN ISIDRO 50.3% 49.7%
SAN JOSE 52.4% 47.6%
SAN JUAN 50.6% 49.4%
SAN NICOLAS 50.1% 49.9%
SAN PEDRO 49.2% 50.8%
SINDALAN 50.1% 49.9%
STA LUCIA 51.4% 48.6%
STA TERESITA 51.3% 48.7%
STO NINO 50.4% 49.6%
STO. ROSARIO 50.6% 49.4%
TELABASTAGAN 50.3% 49.7%
NORTHVILLE 51.3% 48.7%
City of San Fernando 50.4% 49.6%
In terms of age distribution (Table 3), there is a higher proportion of the population belonging to the younger age groups (0-29 years old – 56.1%) than in the older age groups (30 or older – 43.9%). The difference in proportions is also pronounced between the 0 to14 - year old group (27.4%) and the 50 years old or older group (15.7%).
It can also be gleaned from Table 3 that age distributions across barangays do not vary considerably from the overall distribution. These results indicate a growing population which, to date, is an irreversible worldwide phenomenon. Positively, the larger number in the younger generation provides an opportunity for the City Government to institute programs intended to develop this generation into responsible and productive citizens.
Age (in Years) Distribution of the CSFP Population
Table 3
BARANGAY 0 - 4 5 - 9 10- 14 15 -19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 60 or Older
ALASAS 7.0% 8.8% 8.4% 12.5% 13.6% 8.4% 7.0% 8.4% 6.2% 5.9% 4.8% 4.4% 4.8%
BALITI 7.0% 9.6% 10.4% 9.8% 10.5% 8.9% 8.1% 6.8% 7.0% 6.0% 4.9% 4.2% 6.7%
BULAON 6.4% 9.4% 10.1% 10.1% 9.5% 8.9% 8.6% 7.7% 7.2% 5.4% 4.8% 4.1% 7.8%
CALULUT 7.3% 10.0% 9.2% 9.2% 9.8% 9.1% 8.7% 7.6% 6.9% 5.5% 5.4% 5.2% 6.2%
DEL CARMEN 9.5% 9.7% 10.6% 8.3% 9.9% 8.3% 8.9% 7.5% 7.3% 4.6% 4.6% 4.0% 6.8%
DEL PILAR 6.7% 9.9% 9.2% 9.6% 10.1% 9.0% 7.9% 7.2% 6.9% 6.5% 5.1% 4.3% 7.6%
DEL ROSARIO 8.6% 12.1% 9.5% 8.5% 11.6% 9.6% 8.8% 8.1% 6.2% 5.2% 3.8% 3.3% 4.5%
DELA PAZ NORTE 7.4% 6.3% 9.7% 9.9% 12.5% 11.6% 5.7% 4.5% 7.7% 7.1% 6.3% 4.3% 7.1%
DELA PAZ SUR 7.4% 10.3% 10.6% 10.7% 9.3% 10.2% 9.0% 7.5% 6.4% 5.2% 3.7% 3.3% 6.5%
DOLORES 6.6% 8.8% 9.7% 10.0% 9.2% 8.4% 8.5% 8.1% 6.6% 5.7% 5.6% 5.1% 7.8%
JULIANA 8.7% 10.6% 9.4% 7.6% 10.6% 7.7% 8.9% 6.2% 6.6% 5.6% 5.0% 5.0% 8.1%
LARA 9.6% 10.8% 11.8% 9.6% 9.3% 7.9% 8.1% 7.7% 8.1% 4.5% 4.3% 4.1% 4.3%
LOURDES 6.4% 9.1% 10.1% 10.6% 11.5% 9.4% 7.7% 6.9% 6.0% 4.5% 5.8% 5.4% 6.7%
MAGLIMAN 7.2% 10.0% 9.6% 10.3% 8.0% 8.2% 9.5% 7.1% 7.4% 4.9% 3.9% 4.7% 9.2%
MAIMPIS 7.4% 8.1% 7.6% 8.5% 10.0% 10.6% 9.5% 8.9% 6.2% 5.4% 5.8% 5.3% 6.9%
MALINO 5.3% 7.2% 9.7% 11.1% 9.7% 9.8% 7.8% 8.4% 6.8% 7.6% 5.8% 4.7% 6.1%
MALPITIC 6.5% 10.1% 11.8% 10.9% 8.7% 7.9% 6.6% 8.3% 8.1% 6.7% 4.0% 4.3% 5.9%
PANDARAS 7.9% 9.5% 10.7% 11.0% 11.0% 9.7% 6.2% 7.4% 5.0% 5.9% 4.3% 5.0% 6.3%
PANIPUAN 4.4% 8.7% 13.1% 9.9% 9.0% 6.1% 6.4% 9.9% 9.0% 7.3% 3.2% 5.0% 7.9%
PULUNG BULU 6.1% 8.7% 9.7% 12.4% 12.0% 7.8% 7.6% 6.4% 8.7% 8.7% 4.3% 4.3% 3.5%
QUEBIAWAN 7.4% 10.2% 10.5% 10.3% 10.3% 9.1% 9.4% 6.6% 6.2% 5.0% 4.5% 4.7% 5.8%
SAGUIN 6.3% 8.4% 9.1% 9.8% 10.1% 9.7% 9.6% 7.0% 6.7% 6.1% 5.8% 4.4% 7.0%
SAN AGUSTIN 6.3% 7.8% 9.9% 11.1% 10.0% 8.8% 8.7% 7.6% 7.9% 6.0% 4.9% 3.8% 7.1%
SAN FELIPE 5.8% 9.2% 8.6% 11.3% 11.4% 9.9% 6.2% 7.1% 6.4% 7.2% 5.8% 3.5% 7.8%
SAN ISIDRO 6.2% 9.5% 9.0% 8.5% 11.5% 10.0% 8.0% 6.1% 6.0% 6.1% 7.5% 4.9% 6.8%
SAN JOSE 6.4% 11.0% 9.9% 9.3% 10.2% 9.2% 9.9% 8.0% 6.4% 5.1% 4.6% 4.1% 5.9%
SAN JUAN 8.2% 10.6% 10.4% 9.7% 8.3% 8.1% 7.5% 8.3% 7.3% 6.2% 2.6% 3.5% 9.1%
SAN NICOLAS 9.1% 11.6% 10.3% 9.5% 9.5% 8.4% 8.6% 6.1% 6.3% 4.5% 3.9% 4.4% 7.9%
SAN PEDRO 7.9% 12.8% 11.2% 9.6% 9.3% 9.5% 8.1% 7.3% 5.8% 4.9% 4.3% 4.5% 4.8%
SINDALAN 7.3% 10.0% 9.2% 9.2% 9.8% 9.1% 8.7% 7.5% 6.9% 5.5% 5.4% 5.2% 6.2%
STA LUCIA 5.8% 9.9% 9.1% 11.4% 10.8% 8.7% 8.1% 7.1% 7.2% 5.0% 4.8% 5.2% 7.0%
STA TERESITA 5.4% 5.8% 10.0% 14.3% 11.0% 8.7% 7.8% 5.2% 7.6% 5.2% 5.8% 4.3% 8.9%
STO NINO 6.5% 9.8% 10.3% 10.6% 9.8% 9.2% 7.6% 7.2% 8.5% 5.3% 5.0% 3.1% 7.2%
STO. ROSARIO 6.9% 15.0% 11.2% 8.8% 6.2% 6.2% 8.1% 10.0% 6.2% 3.1% 6.5% 3.8% 8.1%
TELABASTAGAN 6.7% 9.6% 9.6% 9.9% 10.6% 8.3% 9.1% 7.4% 7.9% 7.1% 3.6% 4.2% 5.9%
NORTHVILLE 11.6% 13.8% 11.3% 9.5% 9.6% 9.4% 9.0% 7.3% 5.3% 4.2% 3.5% 2.7% 2.9%
City of San Fernando 7.4% 10.1% 9.9% 9.8% 9.9% 9.0% 8.5% 7.4% 6.8% 5.5% 4.8% 4.3% 6.6%

LITERACY and EDUCATIONAL PROFILE


Literacy. Table 6 shows that more than 20% of the population are at school age (5-16 years old). Literacy rate, or the fraction of the populace who can both read and write, is recorded to be 99.5%. There is no appreciable difference in the literacy rates at the barangay level. The latest NSO release (year 2003) reported a literacy rate in Central Luzon of 92.6%. Thus, current CSFP literacy rate is above Central Luzon 2003 average. This suggests the successful efforts of the City Government to improve the literacy of its residents through programs such as intensified basic and subsidized higher education.
Table 6
BARANGAY % of Population at School
Age (5 – 16 yrs old)
Simple Literacy Rate
(% of 15-60 year old Population who can read & Write)
ALASAS 21.5% 100.0%
BALITI 22.9% 99.2%
BULAON 22.5% 99.7%
CALULUT 21.6% 99.7%
DEL CARMEN 23.3% 98.9%
DEL PILAR 21.0% 99.3%
DEL ROSARIO 23.9% 99.8%
DELA PAZ NORTE 19.5% 100.0%
DELA PAZ SUR 25.2% 98.5%
DOLORES 21.7% 99.5%
JULIANA 20.9% 99.0%
LARA 25.8% 99.1%
LOURDES 23.0% 99.1%
MAGLIMAN 21.7% 99.6%
MAIMPIS 18.3% 99.7%
MALINO 20.6% 99.1%
MALPITIC 25.8% 99.4%
PANDARAS 23.0% 99.6%
PANIPUAN 26.4% 99.2%
PULUNG BULU 21.6% 99.7%
QUEBIAWAN 23.7% 99.7%
SAGUIN 20.8% 99.7%
SAN AGUSTIN 21.1% 99.7%
SAN FELIPE 21.3% 99.3%
SAN ISIDRO 20.2% 99.5%
SAN JOSE 24.2% 99.2%
SAN JUAN 24.6% 99.8%
SAN NICOLAS 24.2% 99.8%
SAN PEDRO 26.3% 99.7%
SINDALAN 21.6% 99.7%
STA LUCIA 23.2% 99.6%
STA TERESITA 19.3% 99.7%
STO NINO 22.7% 99.6%
STO. ROSARIO 29.3% 98.8%
TELABASTAGAN 21.7% 99.8%
NORTHVILLE 27.6% 99.5%
City of San Fernando 22.8% 99.5%

LABOR DEMOGRAPHICS


Labor Force and Unemployment Rate. Following NSO definition, the CSFP labor force is operationally defined as those members of the population who are between 15 years old (legitimate/legal age for work) and 60 years old and are employed or actively seeking employment. This group comprises 63.4% of the population. The 2010 NSO Labor Force Survey reported 64.8% Philippine labor force. It can be deduced that the CSFP labor force rate matches that of the nationwide labor force rate.
Meanwhile, 86.9% of the populace between 15 and 60 years old are employed, leaving a conservative unemployment rate of 13.1% (Table 8). NSO reported an unemployment rate in the country of 6.9% (2010 Labor Force Survey). By and large, the discrepancy can be accounted for by the inclusion of full-time students (15-20 years old) and adult population (21 years or older; e.g., housewives & early retirees) who may not be seeking employment subsequently leading to an overestimate of unemployment rate in CSFP.
A solid body of empirical evidence shows the strong positive relationship between education and employment, i.e., enormous research findings worldwide, and common observation, have concurred that higher levels of education lead to better occupational attainment. Specifically, unemployment rate is recorded highest among those who attained no or elementary education, and lowest among those who have obtained college and vocational degrees. Thus, the provision of greater and free access to higher education and/or skills training remains to be one of the most effective long-term solutions to unemployment and poverty.
Job-Industry Classification. Table 9 further shows that majority of the employed persons are engaged in trade (17.7%), manufacturing (14.7%), transport, storage and communication (12.9%) or construction (12.6%). The rest are into community, social and postal service (9.7%), agriculture (7.0%), private household employment (7.0%), electric, gas and water (6.8%), education (5.8%), financing, insurance and real estate (4.3%). The remaining 20.0% are employed in a variety of other industries. Table 9 further reveals that the city-wide distribution of industries engaged in by the employed labor force does not necessarily depict the distribution at the barangay level. For example, Pandaras (34.5%) and Del Carmen (15.5%) posted the highest proportion of residents engaged in farming. On the other hand, the labor force in Alasas (36.0%) and Pulungbulu (30.1%) are generally employed in manufacturing industries and Sto. Rosario residents (44.9%) are in trade business or employment. The higher concentration of particular industries in respective barangays may be attributed to one or more of the following: 1) location (e.g., Fernandinos employed in manufacturing industries generally reside in barangays where there are or nearby manufacturing companies; 2) the skills of a number of residents tend to be transferred to other residents (e.g., existing construction workers in a barangay tend to develop into more construction workers within the same barangay due to transfer of craft); and, 3) socio-economic condition of the barangay (e.g., more progressive barangays tend to have less construction workers and private household employment (house maids, etc.).
Relative to the aforementioned, barangays may become known and productive for specific crafts or skills, if developed properly, resembling the Japanese concept of “one town-one product”. This concept has been one of the reasons behind the boom in the Japanese economy.
Table 8
BARANGAY Labor Force*
(% of Population who are 15-60 years old)
% of Labor Force Who are NOT Working*
ALASAS 65.1% 8.2%
BALITI 64.3% 15.0%
BULAON 64.3% 9.8%
CALULUT 64.5% 14.9%
DEL CARMEN 60.7% 9.7%
DEL PILAR 62.4% 13.0%
DEL ROSARIO 64.2% 12.4%
DELA PAZ NORTE 67.3% 17.9%
DELA PAZ SUR 63.8% 11.0%
DOLORES 64.6% 11.2%
JULIANA 57.3% 14.5%
LARA 61.7% 6.8%
LOURDES 66.9% 18.5%
MAGLIMAN 58.3% 17.6%
MAIMPIS 67.1% 11.9%
MALINO 69.4% 13.4%
MALPITIC 63.9% 12.7%
PANDARAS 63.4% 13.0%
PANIPUAN 63.5% 16.9%
PULUNG BULU 69.3% 5.3%
QUEBIAWAN 63.3% 12.4%
SAGUIN 67.6% 10.8%
SAN AGUSTIN 66.6% 7.7%
SAN FELIPE 65.8% 15.8%
SAN ISIDRO 66.1% 12.0%
SAN JOSE 64.5% 16.8%
SAN JUAN 60.6% 14.1%
SAN NICOLAS 57.3% 13.2%
SAN PEDRO 59.5% 12.7%
SINDALAN 64.5% 14.9%
STA LUCIA 66.2% 14.3%
STA TERESITA 66.5% 10.1%
STO NINO 63.0% 15.0%
STO. ROSARIO 58.2% 7.3%
TELABASTAGAN 65.5% 13.5%
NORTHVILLE 58.0% 10.1%
City of San Fernando 63.4% 13.1%

* Both sets of figures include those who are not seeking employment
(e.g., full-time housewives and full-time students)


DISTRIBUTION OF EMPLOYED LABOR FORCE ACCORDING TO JOB-INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION


Table 9
BARANGAY Agri-
culture
Fishing Forestry Manu-
facturing
Cons-
truction
Elec.,
Gas,
Water
Mining, Quarrying Trade Transport
Storage
Communication
Community
Social &
Postal
Service
Education Financing
Insurance,
Real Estate
Private Household Others
ALASAS 8.0%     36.0% 9.4% 6.3%   20.0% 4.0%   12.0%   4.0% 16.0%
BALITI 7.9% 3.0% 2.0% 14.9% 14.5% 6.0% 1.5% 13.2% 10.6% 8.6% 8.3% 2.3% 5.9% 23.4%
BULAON 6.5% 1.0% 1.2% 17.1% 19.3% 10.0% 0.6% 14.5% 13.7% 11.1% 8.7% 2.2% 3.9% 20.2%
CALULUT 5.6% 1.3% .1% 17.3% 8.6% 5.7% 0.2% 19.1% 11.4% 10.8% 7.5% 4.9% 2.9% 18.9%
DEL CARMEN 15.5% 1.0% 1.0% 9.7% 10.7% 6.1% 1.5% 15.5% 14.6% 3.9%     9.7% 29.1%
DEL PILAR 7.2% 2.1% .5% 17.1% 16.4% 7.4% 0.8% 21.4% 15.5% 7.2% 5.6% 5.6% 6.1% 11.5%
DEL ROSARIO 9.2% 1.0% .5% 14.6% 11.2% 2.1% 0.4% 14.1% 6.8% 2.4% 5.3% 1.5% 8.3% 36.4%
DELA PAZ NORTE 4.4%     20.0% 7.4% 23.5%   2.2% 17.8% 11.1% 2.2% 2.2% 17.8% 22.2%
DELA PAZ SUR 8.5%     11.6% 14.9% 4.0%   10.4% 22.0% 6.7% 5.5% 4.9% 7.3% 23.2%
DOLORES 5.8% 2.3% 1.6% 6.2% 10.4% 9.8% 9.8% 12.8% 15.2% 14.4% 10.9% 5.8% 7.8% 17.1%
JULIANA 7.6% 1.5%   12.2% 12.3% 6.7%   20.6% 11.5% 4.6% 7.6% 3.1% 13.7% 17.6%
LARA   3.0%   12.1% 6.3% 8.3%   15.2% 6.1% 15.2% 18.2% 6.1%   3.0%
LOURDES 1.7% .7% .3% 7.5% 12.8% 7.7% 22.0% 22.7% 10.8% 8.1% 3.7% 4.7% 9.2% 9.8%
MAGLIMAN 10.4% 1.4% .5% 13.1% 19.4% 8.1% 0.6% 14.0% 13.1% 7.7% 5.9% 10.4% 11.7% 12.2%
MAIMPIS 12.9% 1.4% .5% 15.8% 12.9% 8.5% 0.7% 13.9% 9.6% 9.6% 6.7% 5.7% 7.7% 16.3%
MALINO 18.5% 2.1%   10.1% 12.0% 6.2% 0.1% 8.5% 12.7% 9.0% 4.2% 5.3% 9.5% 20.1%
MALPITIC 12.1% 2.2% 1.6% 9.3% 9.5% 4.5% 0.9% 13.7% 11.5% 11.0% 11.5% 4.9% 5.5% 16.5%
PANDARAS 34.5% 3.0%   11.5% 4.6% 0.4% 8.0% 10.5% 11.5% 11.5% 4.0% 4.0% .5% 9.0%
PANIPUAN 16.7%     11.1% 17.4% 4.3%   16.7% 33.3% 11.1% 5.6%     5.6%
PULUNG BULU 2.2% 1.1%   30.1% 15.7% 5.8% 0.8% 12.9% 14.0% 11.8% 2.2% 1.1% 3.2% 21.5%
QUEBIAWAN 8.3% 1.3% 1.6% 21.5% 9.3% 7.0%   17.0% 11.2% 10.9% 4.2% 1.3% 5.8% 17.0%
SAGUIN 5.7% .6% 1.6% 21.3% 9.3% 7.7% 0.3% 12.1% 12.1% 8.3% 3.5% 9.2% 5.4% 20.1%
SAN AGUSTIN 3.5% 1.9% .3% 15.5% 10.1% 5.4% 0.2% 14.4% 14.9% 13.1% 5.6% 4.8% 4.0% 22.1%
SAN FELIPE 11.5% 1.1%   16.1% 24.1% 6.6%   21.3% 8.0% 8.6% 4.0% 4.6% 10.3% 14.4%
SAN ISIDRO 1.0% .5%   24.2% 18.3% 6.3% 0.4% 19.7% 16.2% 4.5% 5.6% 6.6% 5.1% 16.7%
SAN JOSE 4.4% 1.2% .2% 8.7% 15.4% 6.9% 0.7% 25.3% 11.3% 7.3% 2.9% 2.0% 12.5% 24.1%
SAN JUAN 3.3% 2.8% 1.4% 14.6% 23.9% 8.0%   16.4% 14.1% 10.8% 3.3% 4.2% 8.9% 20.2%
SAN NICOLAS 3.2% 1.3%   13.2% 13.9% 9.3%   19.6% 14.5% 17.7% 6.8% 5.8% 7.9% 10.0%
SAN PEDRO 6.4% 6.4% 1.1% 10.2% 7.5% 3.8% 0.5% 23.0% 10.2% 8.0% 1.1% 2.1% 7.0% 24.6%
SINDALAN 5.6% 1.3% .1% 17.3% 8.6% 5.7% 0.2% 19.1% 11.4% 10.8% 7.5% 4.9% 2.9% 18.9%
STA LUCIA 7.0% .6% 1.9% 10.8% 10.7% 17.9%   13.4% 29.9% 3.8% 9.6% 2.5% 8.9% 11.5%
STA TERESITA       5.3% 7.1% 3.6%   28.0% 25.3% 10.7% 5.3% 2.7% 18.7% 4.0%
STO NINO       11.4% 13.0% 5.4%   15.0% 10.5% 10.0% 5.9% 2.7% 8.2% 27.7%
STO. ROSARIO       6.1% 1.0% 0.5%   44.9% 10.2% 6.1% 4.1% 4.1% 14.3% 10.2%
TELABASTAGAN 3.5%     14.9% 19.0% 3.8% 0.5% 17.0% 11.3% 6.4% 12.8% 10.6% 7.1% 16.3%
NORTHVILLE 7.0% .7% 1.2% 20.9% 17.6% 4.2% 0.7% 24.0% 12.6% 8.3% 1.5% 2.7% 9.0% 12.1%
City of San Fernando 7.0% 1.5% .6% 14.7% 12.6% 6.8% 2.4% 17.7% 12.9% 9.7% 5.8% 4.3% 7.0% 18.0%

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT


The City of San Fernando is strategically located at the heart of Central Luzon. One has to pass through the city to be able to go to any provinces from all directions, be it north in Tarlac and Pangasinan, west in Bataan and Zambales, east in Nueva Ecija and south in Bulacan on to Metro Manila. Thus, it has established its role as the regional growth center, the center of commerce and trade of the region. The province is also a vital component of the industrial corridor of the region, playing host to the Clark Special Economic Zone (CSEZ), a major investment anchor of the region. The commercial/business center of the city goes as far as the stretch of City of San Fernando proper to barangay Sindalan, about 8 kilometers in length and the Gapan¬San Fernando-Olongapo (GSO) Road from barangay Magliman to the Mexico boundary where the SM Department Store and Robinsons Department Store are located. Aside from being the provincial capital, it is also the Regional Government Center of Central Luzon, where the Regional Development Council III (RDC-III) has set aside a portion of land for the Regional Offices of national agencies operating in the region. This has been a major influence in the economic development of the city.
There are major tourism events in the city which also highlights its role as a tourism service center. Giant Lantern Festival (third week of December). The City of San Fernando is home to the world-renowned giant lanterns, brought about by the creativity and craftsmanship of the Fernandinos. The dynamic interplay of lights and color that precisely move with the rhythm of varied music, the magnitude of size and their intricate designs are what spectators get to marvel at as the giants of San Fernando are pitted against each other on festival night. No one can dispute the fact that the Giant Lantern Festival of San ,Fernando is the event the province of Pampanga is known for. And it is because of these giant lanterns and the San Fernando lantern-making industry that the City of San Fernando has been dubbed the "Christmas Capital of the Philippines."
Unlike the lanterns of the past year, contemporary giant lanterns have adopted to the present technology. Colored plastic replaced the traditional papel de hapon, Large steel barrels called rotors also substituted for hand-controlled switches to manipulate the lights. And lanterns have grown in size, approximately 20-feet today, and illuminated by about 3,500 to 5,000 light bulbs.
Holy Week in the City (Good Friday). These panatas are done on a Golgotha¬inspired hill in Barrio San Pedro Cutud, The "Via Cruzis" is one of the events in the City that never fails to attract local and foreign travelers and students of tradition and culture. This 50 year old street play which was written, directed and acted by local amateur actors has surpassed many challenges, including the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo. It portrays the passion and death of Jesus Christ in an elaborate 2-hour drama that culminates in the actual crucifixion on wooden cross of penitents at noon time. In the evening tourists are treated to a show of elegant heir loom, carozas, and santos that are brought around the historic poblacion of the City, in Pampanga's most solemn Good Friday Procession.
The popular delicacies that make the city and its restaurants widely known are the adobong kamaru (mole crickets) and betuteng tugak (stuffed frog) of Everybody's Cafe and the famous pancit luglug or palabok, to name a few. Kapampangan are known for their superb culinary expertise. The food ranges from the ordinary to the exotic like the heavenly but caloric tocino, longanisa, tapang damulag, murcon, embutido, kare-kare, sisig baboy, the lechon and its sarsa, bulang-Iang (pork cooked in guava juice) and lechon kawali. Being the food center of the province, with around 83 restaurants the City of San Fernando boasts of the best restaurants that cater to the gustatory tastes of people from all walks of life, particularly those of discerning palate